Cuba Outreach Ministries was first established in response to a group of people from Bethel Baptist Church visiting Cuba to assist in building homes and doing maintenance on a medical clinic in 1995. The Bethel group found the needs of the Cuban people to be extensive as many lived in extreme poverty. The trip resulted in them making a commitment to provide some relief to the Cuban people by meeting practical needs. Over the years the ministry has evolved and built connections with local Cuban churches and with a team of people, who formed “Good Friends of Cuba” organization in 2003, to work in conjunction with Cuba Outreach Ministries. Good Friends of Cuba help vet the needs and support opportunities in Cuba, and are accountable for the financial support sent to Cuba by Cuba Outreach Ministries. The financial support provided by Cuba Outreach Ministries is used for: medical supplies, practical items, church supplies, ministry training & teaching materials, support for local pastors, support for a day care facility, meals for the needy, support for kids to attend camp and support for adults to attend retreats. Regular trips are also made to Cuba with the goal to nurture relationships, help those in need, assist pastors and spread the word of God.
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